The Crane Husband
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The Crane Husband

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ABOUT
THE BOOK

In this stunning contemporary retelling of “The Crane Wife” by the Newbery Medal-winning author of The Girl Who Drank the Moon, one fiercely pragmatic teen forced to grow up faster than was fair will do whatever it takes to protect her family—and change the story.

ABOUT
THE AUTHOR Kelly
Barnhill

Kelly Barnhill is the author of the adult novel When Women Were Dragons and several middle grade novels, including the New York Times bestselling novels The Girl Who Drank the Moon, winner of the 2017 John Newbery Medal, and The Ogress and the Orphans. She is also the recipient of the World Fantasy Award, and has been a finalist for the SFWA Andre Norton Nebula Award and the PEN America Literary Award. She lives in Minneapolis with her family.

Kelly Barnhill is the author of the adult novel When Women Were Dragons and several middle grade novels, including the New York Times bestselling novels The Girl Who Drank the Moon, winner of the 2017 John Newbery Medal, and The Ogress and the Orphans. She is also the recipient of the World Fantasy Award, and has been a finalist for the SFWA Andre Norton Nebula Award and the PEN America Literary Award. She lives in Minneapolis with her family.

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NOMINATING LIBRARY COMMENTS

In a fatherless family, the fifteen-year-old daughter takes care of brother and mother. From her perspective we experience how she struggles with the family’s finances and providing a home for her brother. She does so more or less successfully until her mother brings home a new lover, the crane husband. An impressive portrait of a troubled family taking up the motive of the crane woman from the respective Japanese fairy tale.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Date published
28/04/2023
Country
United States
Original Language
English
Publisher
Tordotcom
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